Feels more so like the fluting is a stylization technique from Cobe, as they use it on a few of their projects as well as on their buildings for Block 8. They'll probably reference the whiskey silo in Toronto to post-rationalize its contextualization here though..I supposed it's the next step down from having it board formed. I'll still take it though, especially since it's red. <3
I think this one is going to be all about the fine details and finishes - I don't mind that it's huge and I'm satisfied with how they've broken up the massing. It's tough to visualize but I'm trying to imagine it when the whole area is built out and it feels a little less isolated since it's going to be on its own for at least the foreseeable future (ot but does anyone have any intel on the jeep/acura/volvo dealership lands?)
A closer look at the plans / elevations does show some subtle differences between how each of the red podium volumes are treated.
The darker red portions seem to have a finer pattern on the vertical elements with the horizontal slab covers angled in to one side, while the lighter red ones have a more dramatic pattern on the vertical pieces while the horizontal pieces are v shaped (dashed lines in the plan indicate the profile of the horizontal precast panels)
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not to derail the thread into talks of car dealerships, but the status of those dealerships are all a little fluid.I want nothing more than to see the Volvo/Acura/Jeep/Porche/Nissan dealerships along front street to be demolished and turned into residential. With the Ontario Line stop being proposed nearby (Front/Berkeley or King/Berkeley), its only a matter of time. But this stretch of properties prevents the WDL from being connected to the rest of the city. As East Harbour and The Portlands get developed, it will be important for this area of the city to be built up and continuous.
The sooner projects come for these properties, the better in my opinion.
Oh...a very belated thanks for posting that in the reply. Those look wonderful! /bowsFeels more so like the fluting is a stylization technique from Cobe, as they use it on a few of their projects as well as on their buildings for Block 8. They'll probably reference the whiskey silo in Toronto to post-rationalize its contextualization here though..
Europahapenkopf Bremen by Cobe
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Zech Haus by Cobe
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